The Resource Immigrant, Montana : a novel, Amitava Kumar

Immigrant, Montana : a novel, Amitava Kumar

Label
Immigrant, Montana : a novel
Title
Immigrant, Montana
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Amitava Kumar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The author of the widely praised Lunch with a Bigot now gives us a remarkable novel--reminiscent of Teju Cole, W.G. Sebald, John Berger--about a young new immigrant to the U.S. in search of love: across dividing lines between cultures, between sexes, and between the particular desires of one man and the women he comes to love. The young man is Kailash, from India. His new American friends call him Kalashnikov, AK-47, AK. He takes it all in his stride: he wants to fit in--and more than that, to shine. In the narrative of his years at a university in New York, AK describes the joys and disappointments of his immigrant experience; the unfamiliar political and social textures of campus life; the indelible influence of a charismatic professor--also an immigrant, his personal history as dramatic as AK's is decidedly not; the very different natures of the women he loved, and of himself in and out of love with each of them. Telling his own story, AK is both meditative and the embodiment of the enthusiasm of youth in all its idealism and chaotic desires. His wry, vivid perception of the world he's making his own, and the brilliant melding of story and reportage, anecdote and annotation, picture and text, give us a singularly engaging, insightful, and moving novel--one that explores the varieties and vagaries of cultural misunderstanding, but is, as well, an impassioned investigation of love"--
Summary
A student from India attending a university in New York meditatively and idealistically navigates the unfamiliar political and social dynamics of campus life as an immigrant while searching for love in ways that shape his ideas about culture and boundaries
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2018
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10677167
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kumar, Amitava
Dewey number
824/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East Indians
  • College students
  • Self-realization
  • Young men
  • Immigrants
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • College students
  • East Indians
  • Immigrants
  • Self-realization
  • Young men
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Immigrant, Montana : a novel, Amitava Kumar
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1010774887
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780525520757
Lccn
2017050682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1010774887
Label
Immigrant, Montana : a novel, Amitava Kumar
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1010774887
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780525520757
Lccn
2017050682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1010774887

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